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Mission-based management : leading your not-for-profit in the 21st century
Brinckerhoff, Peter C., 1952-
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2000]

Physical Description:
xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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HD62.6 .B74 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE "BEST NEW NONPROFIT BOOK"!-The Alliance for Nonprofit Management

This practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-use workbook provides key tools to help managers of nonprofits ensure that their organization pursues its mission, meets the changing needs of the community-and has enough money to make ends meet-while also satisfying the demands of funders, clientele, boards, staff, and bankers. Designed to equip nonprofit managers and other nonprofit workers with the guidance they need to do their jobs and run their organizations more effectively and efficiently, this workbook is also a hands-on tool to help implement the ideas in the author's highly regarded Mission-Based Management. Filled with indispensable checklists, worksheets, forms, displays, and hands-on suggestions, and including a companion CD-ROM, the Workbook will show you how to smoothly and successfully:
* Hone your organization's core competencies
* Focus your resources
* Improve overall mission capability
* Get the most out of group discussions
* Utilize self-assessment tools

... and much more to help you and all involved help your organization achieve its mission

Author Notes

PETER C. BRINCKERHOFF is an internationally renowned trainer, author, and consultant to not-for-profit organizations. He brings years of experience in the field to his work, as he is a former board member of local, state, and national not-for-profits and has worked on the staff and as executive director of two regional not-for-profits. Since founding his consulting firm, Corporate Alternatives, in 1982, Mr. Brinckerhoff has helped thousands of organizations become more mission-capable.

Peter is the author of the award-winning book Mission-Based Management and Financial Empowerment, as well as Mission-Based Marketing, Faith-Based Management, and Social Entrepreneurship, all published by Wiley. Peter's books are used as texts in undergraduate and graduate programs in not-for-profit management at over 60 colleges and universities.

A former VISTA volunteer, Peter received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree in public health administration from Tulane University. He lives in Springfield, Illinois, with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
1. Introductionp. 1
2. Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We're Goingp. 11
3. What Works: The Characteristics of a Successful Not-for-Profitp. 27
4. The Mission Is the Reasonp. 35
5. A Businesslike Board of Directorsp. 50
6. Managing Your Peoplep. 75
7. The Wired Not-for-Profitp. 101
8. Creating a Social Entrepreneurp. 122
9. Developing a Bias for Marketingp. 150
10. Financial Empowermentp. 172
11. A Vision for the Futurep. 211
12. The Controls That Set You Freep. 234
13. A National Agenda: Empowering Our Not-for-Profitsp. 252
14. Final Wordsp. 265